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1 Reviews by greenteasmoothie
the ultimate getaway January 6, 2007 | 200 of 472 people found this review helpful
i have visited twice. once before it became the fairmont sonoma mission inn and after. the only negative thing my boyfriend and i agreed on was the in-room jacuzzi. we had the biggest and most expensive suite and the jacuzzi made too much noise, it sounded like a jackhammer. i don't know if it was broken but when it finally drained, we decided not to touch it again for fear of it happening all over again. we still talk about it to this day, now it's a funny story.
other than the tub, our room was very romantic. it had an old world charm to it. it felt luxurious, more in a comfy plush way not at all stuffy. i felt comfortable walking thoughout the entire facility just in my robe.
i really felt like i was in an italian villa. the waiting area is very warm and relaxing. i loved the grapeseed exfoliating scrub. it's very intense. the therapist drybrushes your body, and at that point you don't know what you've gotten yourself into, but then she starts using the scrub and in the end your skin feels very smoothe. if you're claustrophobic, you may not like the wrap. i felt like a baked potato. the massage was my favorite part. you really don't want it to end. btw, women should request for a male masseuse. if you've never had a massage performed by a man, you should try it once, it's awesome.
the staff were professional and friendly, they made me feel welcomed. it's a good idea to take breaks in between so you can have a light lunch by the pool. i even had the same manicurist from my first visit. schedule your facial last, that way you don't smoosh your face lying down during massage. when i was done, i realized i was talking in a softer tone of voice. i would recommend that you stay overnight. why drive home and ruin that feeling? sonoma has a rustic sensual vibe. it really is an experience that you will always remember. whatever issues you had earlier, you will learn to get over. it's almost healing in a sense. if someone offered me a shopping spree or a day at this spa, i would choose this in a heartbeat. crazy right?! it's that good.I would visit this business again? Yes